History

Art Ventures has been a part of the NWA community since 2009 when it opened in the basement of 1 East Center Street on the Fayetteville Square as Fayetteville Underground. We moved to 101 W. Mountain on the southwest corner of the Square in 2012 and qualified for our 501c3 non-profit status in late 2014, which has allowed us to apply for key funding support from foundations and agencies. From 2012 until 2014 the organization was supported by the Fayetteville A & P Commission. Since 2014 we have been supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, the Walmart Foundation, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Community Foundation, and individual donations. The sale of artworks by artists who live the mission also brings in supporting revenue.

Our Exhibitions and Gallery programming are free to the public, which allows everyone to participate in the gallery experience as we live our values and achieve our mission.